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Roof Painting Cost Guide for Auckland Homes by Superior Painters

Roof is the primary visual focal point of your house and plays a vital role in how your house is perceived. A well maintained, beautifully painted roof will add to the value of your Auckland home and make it stand out from the crowd. Roofs also provides the ultimate protection for your home, so it is crucial to keep it in good shape. While restoring and cleaning your roof is important, a top quality paint coat can increase the longevity of your home.

So what is the average cost of painting a roof in Auckland?

First, we will need to assess the project scope by paying an on-site visit. Our dedicated project manager will do a walk around your house to determine what kind of work is needed to start the painting process.

Here at Superior Painters, we believe that there’s no point of painting the roof if it is not properly cleaned and prepped.

Our professional project manager will evaluate the status of your roof and recommend the best ways of approaching your painting project. No two roofs are alike, and cleaning requirements for different roofs might differ from house to house.

While it’s tempting to kick-start the project on your own, we always advise leaving the cleaning and prepping your roof to the trained professionals. There are critical safety procedures in place, and they should not be taken lightly.

Second, once your roof is all prepped and cleaned, it’s time to start painting!

An average roof costs between $1900 – $3,400 and is approximately 100 square metres. An average cost estimate for painting a medium-sized roof in Auckland is between $3,200 and $5,000.

How much does roof painting cost?

Roof/house size

Average cost estimate

Small houses$1,900 to $3,400
Mid-size houses$3,200 to $5,000
Large houses$4,470 to $7,000

The cost of roof painting and restoration depends on the size and current condition of your roof. Like most painting tasks, quality can vary greatly based on the type of material and experience of the tradesperson.


Most types of roofs can be painted, such as:

  • Tile roofs,
  • Wooden roofs,
  • Concrete roofs,
  • Colorbond or other metal roofs.

What affects the average cost of painting a roof in Auckland, NZ?

A roof painter will consider several factors that go into estimating the average cost of painting a roof in Auckland, NZ. If there’s one thing we’ve learned about house painting, it’s that no project is ever exactly the same. The cost of painting a roof can vary significantly depending on many factors including, but here are some questions we’ll ask before providing a quote:


  1. The size of your roof

It may seem obvious but it’s surprising how often ‘guesstimates’ based on differently sized properties can lead building owners astray. Larger roof areas can create efficiencies in the painting process but this should not be taken for granted. The size of your roof is the first thing that your painter will take into account when coming up with the quote. As a rule of thumb, larger roof areas typically mean more substantial costs.


  1. The roof type

The average cost of painting a roof in Auckland, NZ will also be based on your roof type. There are metal roofs, tiled roofs, corrugated iron roofs (which is the most popular roof type in Auckland!), and tray roofs that you can usually see on commercial buildings. Different roof types require different paint. Therefore, your painter will also e of your take your house roof type into consideration when estimating the average cost.


  1. Materials

Painting a roof is a complicated process. Since roofs are constantly exposed to different weather elements, we always recommend opting for higher quality paint to make sure that the result will last you for many years to come. For example, you have an option to choose a paint with UV protection as it’s going to protect your roof from fading too quickly. This type of paint is more expensive but will end up costing you less in the long run.


  1. What is the current condition of the roof?

Some roofs will require additional preparation and priming prior to applying the coatings so it’s important to closely inspect roof’s current condition when seeking an estimate. On previous projects we’ve used double water-blasting, alkyd (stain-blocking) primers and hand preparation to get a roof ready to paint. Ensuring the roof is in the best condition possible before applying paint is key to a long-lasting paint job


  1. What is the angle of the roof?

Steeply angled roofs increase the overall surface area and must be factored in when measuring your roof. Severe angles can increase the difficulty and access requirements, which can impact the overall price. There are also other factors to consider for costing and time-lining any roof painting project.

With all these considerations, It’s why we always recommend a comprehensive site visit and consultation period. A quick ‘drive-by quote’ or seeing photos of the roof is not good enough to provide a realistic estimate. It’s also why, with the equipment available nowadays, there’s no excuse not to get these small details right.


Get In Touch, Free Color Consultation

Are you looking get an estimate for your painting needs? Need help choosing your paint colours or putting together a complete exterior or interior look for your property? Then request a visit from a Superior Painter Colour Consultant.

During the color consultation, you’ll receive:

  1. Professional advice on color selection and design for your home
  2. Free on-site project appraisal based on your needs
  3. Plan of action/ proposal for your project
  4. And get all your questions answered with no obligations

Get in touch today – Book Consultation – or call us directly on 0800 199 888 to speak to the team




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